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"If you can work at another retail store.."

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Former Employee - Sales Associate in Athens, GA
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Athens, GA
Doesn't Recommend

I worked at Express part-time (More than a year)

Pros

Most of the people I worked with were amazing, but of course Express has a high employee turnover rate so I got stuck working with other people that I disliked as well. I really liked upselling to my customers because I liked the clothes and knew it well..

Cons

The pay is not good. It's minimum wage and I believe it should have been higher. I also think Express, at least in its retail stores, has bad company culture. Didn't like it at all, and I would never want to do corporate.

Other Employee Reviews for Express

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Fun&Fashionable job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Co-Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Co-Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Express full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great discount, fun environment with company incentives.

    Cons

    Long work hours that includes a lot of overtime, min. pay raise.


  2. "Pays for my gas sometimes"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Towson, MD
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Towson, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Express part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Friendly management and associates
    -Extra 15% off employee discount is a pleasant surprise
    -Flexibility of schedule is good for students

    Cons

    -Express LLC focuses on raising shareholder profits by "cutting operational expenses" aka store payroll
    -Associates are expected to double as security

    Advice to Management

    -Policies and management of Express have changed significantly since going public. Too much focus on short term profits and not enough attention to long term sustainability.
    -Corporate and Regional managers micromanage the store managers and sales leads. They visit the stores constantly, and when they're not at the store, they are on the phone keeping managers off the floor and unable to guide their team.
    -Store managers micromanage their employees and put constant pressure on them to do a job that, when I started here, was covered by 3 or 4 associates
    -No significant training is provided at any level (associates and managers)

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